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Hugo Chavez Venezuela

 

When Hugo Chavez goes, can Venezuela avoid a bloody power struggle? Ben Cohen writes about why it's long past time for America and the rest of the world to pay attention to a growing security threat, and possibly even turn an enemy into a friend. 

For too long, the Obama administration has treated Chavez like a harmless, if irritating, eccentric, rather than a potential security threat. We now have an unprecedented opportunity to turn an enemy into a friend, by building on the opposition's strong showing last October. Washington's policy should therefore emphasize two points: one, that it will not recognize the legitimacy of any regime that comes to power without a fair election; two, that should Chavismo elect to survive the Chavez era by any means necessary, its leaders will find themselves on the end of the kinds of punishing sanctions already applied to Syria

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Venezuela is a violence-plagued mess, with an economy hamstrung by rampant inflation and unemployment. "Bolivarian revolutionary"  Hugo Chavez has turned himself into a caricature of a Latin American strongman, scaring off foreign investors with confiscatory nationalizations, shutting down opposition media outlets and annoying neighbors like Colombia with bellicose threats.

After 14 years of this, will Venezuelans finally get the change they need?More >>

With 19,000 murders in 2011 alone, that seems like a very good question.

By comparison, there were over 9,000 in the USA - a country with more than 10 times the population of Venezuela.More >>

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The Propagandist magazine world politics UK Hugo Chavez Venezuela, Freedom flotilla, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Canadian antisemitism, Hezbollah Latin AmericaThe Propagandist's Allies continue to play whack-a-mole with the bad guys. Someday, they'll stay down.

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